Elizabeth Warren easily outraises Scott Brown

Elizabeth Warren, a first-time candidate, raised $5.7 million in the final quarter of 2011 for her U.S. Senate race against Scott Brown in Massachusetts. That’s impressive. Brown, the incumbent with a great deal of support from Wall Street, had earlier announced that he raised $3.2 million in that same quarter, with his staff bragging at the time that they were “confident this will be one of the strongest fundraising quarters of any Senate candidate.”

(Overall, Brown has accumulated a total of $12.8 million since his 2010 election, more than twice Warren’s warchest at this point.)

But here’s the number that startled me: According to her campaign, Warren raised that $5.7 million through an average donation of just $64. Think about that. It says a lot about her candidacy, her message and the people who are supporting her.

Again, change is afoot in the land.

– Jay Bookman

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1811/0311

January 11th, 2012
6:47 pm

Jay:

You are working late ! Overtime ?

1811/0311

January 11th, 2012
6:47 pm

Didn’t Obama campaing on “change” ?

1811/0311

January 11th, 2012
6:48 pm

Excuse me: “gn”

Kamchak

January 11th, 2012
6:51 pm

…with his staff bragging at the time that they were “confident this will be one of the strongest fundraising quarters of any Senate candidate.”

They got the first part right, wrong about the candidate, though

Doggone/GA

January 11th, 2012
6:52 pm

“Didn’t Obama campaing on “change” ?”

What candidate DOESN’T run on change? When was the last time you heard a candidate say “vote for me and everything will stay exactly the same?”

md

January 11th, 2012
6:53 pm

I was quite surprised Brown ever won in the first place…….I mean really, Kennedy’s seat…..folks must have been awful pissed about something…….wonder what it was.

As for Warren…….I suppose a blue State can only go red for so long………..

1811/0311

January 11th, 2012
6:54 pm

This is why we are in trouble and I bet they did it without unions.

http://www.thedaily.com/page/2012/01/08/010812-news-skyscraper-time-lapse-page/

md

January 11th, 2012
6:55 pm

“When was the last time you heard a candidate say “vote for me and everything will stay exactly the same?””

Just about every time a President is running for re-election…………..

Kamchak

January 11th, 2012
6:56 pm

…..folks must have been awful pissed about something…

Not necessarily so.

1811/0311

January 11th, 2012
6:56 pm

Doggone/GA:

I’ve heard a lot lately say they want to take our country BACK to the great one it used to be ……………… that’s for me !

Keep Up the Good Fight!

January 11th, 2012
6:57 pm

Go Warren Go!

Keep Up the Good Fight!

January 11th, 2012
6:58 pm

I’ve heard a lot lately say they want to take our country BACK to the great one it used to be

Someone must have selective hearing and/or a very small sampling….but do tell us the year you want to go BACK to

Erwin's cat

January 11th, 2012
6:58 pm

Erwin’s cat says:…”you mean it’s possible to buy an election?”

for Jam……maybe a trend….maybe not?…I like it so far :D

1811/0311

January 11th, 2012
6:59 pm

Kammie:

Talk about pissed:

Headline: “Video appears to show marines urinating on bodies, sparking military investigation”

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/01/11/video-marines-urinating-on-dead-sparks-investigation/#ixzz1jCFzNWeO

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/01/11/video-marines-urinating-on-dead-sparks-investigation/

You Can Kill ‘Em But Don’t Pee on ‘Em !

Doggone/GA

January 11th, 2012
6:59 pm

“I’ve heard a lot lately say they want to take our country BACK to the great one it used to be”

Back is still change

md

January 11th, 2012
6:59 pm

Kamchak

January 11th, 2012
7:00 pm

Just about every time a President is running for re-election…

Perhaps you can provide an instance where Obama has uttered those exact words?

1811/0311

January 11th, 2012
7:00 pm

Good Fight:

The day after Carter left office …………………….. :o

Kamchak

January 11th, 2012
7:01 pm

Read more at foxnews?

No.

1811/0311

January 11th, 2012
7:01 pm

md:

Yep …………… the best may be behind us and it’s our own fault.

1811/0311

January 11th, 2012
7:02 pm

1811/0311

January 11th, 2012
7:04 pm

Headline (AP): “In a groundbreaking case, the Supreme Court on Wednesday held for the first time that religious employees of a church cannot sue for employment discrimination.”

Thankfully !!!

http://news.yahoo.com/court-judges-cannot-involved-church-dispute-152559467.html

JamVet - My god man, protect the billionaires!

January 11th, 2012
7:05 pm

Elizabeth Warren is arguably the most exciting and interesting candidate for high office in a very long time.

She is exceptionally smart and her background and curriculum vitae are both inspiring and outstanding.

Among many other highlights: In 1995 Warren was asked to advise the National Bankruptcy Review Commission. She helped to draft the commission’s report and then spent several years opposing legislation meant to severely restrict the right of consumers to file for bankruptcy. Warren and others opposing the legislation were not successful and in 2005 the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 was passed by Congress.

She is everything that the status quo bootlickers and cowards in Washington are not:

Warren has long advocated for the creation of a new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, a watchdog agency designed to “make basic financial practices such as taking out a mortgage or loan more clear and transparent while ferreting out unfair lending practices,” according to CNN. In an interview with the Huffington Post, Warren said “My first choice is a strong consumer agency. My second choice is no agency at all and plenty of blood and teeth left on the floor”

And I could not be more excited that she drives the neo-cons apoplectic and will soon be a United States Senator…

getalife

January 11th, 2012
7:05 pm

I was wondering who would post that Marine video.

F. Sinkwich

January 11th, 2012
7:05 pm

So what?

Mass is a liberal cesspool. Citizens in that state want a Marxist to represent them? I’m shocked.

Mary Jo was unavailable for comment,

josef

January 11th, 2012
7:06 pm

Well, on topic I shouldn’t have any trouble meeting the Imam’s higher standards of discourse he seems to have for me. Brown and Warren both seem to be fairly decent folks so far as politicians go.

Erwin's cat

January 11th, 2012
7:07 pm

Jay…who is “Wall Street” in this instance?

Cobb Mom

January 11th, 2012
7:07 pm

I only wish she would run for President. Elizabeth Warren is an intelligent, well spoken person. She is also able to communicate complicated issues in a manner that any ordinary person can understand.

Erwin's cat

January 11th, 2012
7:08 pm

SNAP…I meant
Erwin’s cat says:…Jay…who is “Wall Street” in this instance?

F. Sinkwich

January 11th, 2012
7:09 pm

“She helped to draft the commission’s report and then spent several years opposing legislation meant to severely restrict the right of consumers to file for bankruptcy. ”

She’s a champion of deadbeat losers!

A lib ilk hero fer shure.

JamVet - My god man, protect the billionaires!

January 11th, 2012
7:10 pm

Cobb Mom,

Some more about her:

EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, has endorsed Warren saying, “Elizabeth is a champion for progressive values and a fighter for the middle class”.

Speaking in October, Warren said, “We live in an America that has hammered, chipped and squeezed the middle class, [while the government] has said to large corporations that you don’t have to pay anything in taxes.” Speaking to a podcast of Massachusetts bloggers, when asked about being derided by opponents for being from Oklahoma and on the other hand spending the past 17 years teaching at Harvard, Warren said, “I’m a new category, an elite hick.” She also joked, “I’m going for the hick vote here, I just want you to know. Maybe we could start wearing stickers that say ‘Hicks for Elizabeth’ – could we do that?”

She is holy water to the neo-con vampires…

Kamchak

January 11th, 2012
7:11 pm

I only wish she would run for President.

All in due time.

Welcome to the Occupation

January 11th, 2012
7:12 pm

Again, change is afoot in the land.

We can only hope.

By the way, speaking of GOPers suddenly getting their Occupy religion, Sen. Brown recently took quite a sharp turn in his rhetoric towards statements that shall we say probably won’t play so well among our con friends here. Did anybody catch those? I can’t seem to find them now.

getalife

January 11th, 2012
7:13 pm

She could be the next Hillary and run after a few terms in the senate.

Rich

January 11th, 2012
7:13 pm

You go girl! Today a senator, tomorrow the White House. Wolf, wolf …

Keep Up the Good Fight!

January 11th, 2012
7:14 pm

Back to 1981? Right into recession and having the President shot? The S&L crisis? Them were good times?

Doggone/GA

January 11th, 2012
7:15 pm

“She’s a champion of deadbeat losers!”

Well good! You have someone out there that’s on your side.

Keep Up the Good Fight!

January 11th, 2012
7:15 pm

Mass is a liberal cesspool

That “liberal cesspool” brought to you the American Revolution.

Recon 0311 2533

January 11th, 2012
7:15 pm

Oh boy, cerebral orgasm time for the libs. The left wing dumocrats in the Bay State will return the Teddy Kennedy crown back to its rightful or leftful owners.

1811/0311

January 11th, 2012
7:16 pm

Compared to Obama in the W.H. …………….. yes !

Keep Up the Good Fight!

January 11th, 2012
7:16 pm

Do I understand that Scout supports enemy combatants peeing on US soldiers?

josef

January 11th, 2012
7:17 pm

ZamVet…

Elite Hick, eh? I wonder if I can join up…? I kinda like that descriptive…

md

January 11th, 2012
7:18 pm

“Perhaps you can provide an instance where Obama has uttered those exact words?”

Well….we certainly haven’t heard him running on “hope and change”………….

Erwin's cat

January 11th, 2012
7:19 pm

Welcome…I know you’re not super-partisan, actually I enjoy your historical and academic posts … in all honesty, who does OWS most closely align..Dems. Reps, Tea Party, Libertarians, Indy’s…who?

JamVet - My god man, protect the billionaires!

January 11th, 2012
7:19 pm

Four years ago, I submitted an article to Democracy Journal that argued for a new government agency called the Financial Product Safety Commission. I threw myself into that piece because I felt strongly that a new consumer agency would make the credit markets work better for American families and strengthen the economic security of the middle class… I leave this agency, but not this fight… the issues we deal with – a middle class that has been squeezed and business models built on tricks and traps – are deeply personal to me, and they always will be. Elizabeth Warren

Right on. Let the cowards cower. It is time for the rest of us – the middle class that built this country – to take a righteous stand.

Recon 0311 2533

January 11th, 2012
7:20 pm

“Well….we certainly haven’t heard him running on “hope and change”………….

Good one!!!

josef

January 11th, 2012
7:22 pm

Good fight

Well, Massachusetts and 12 others! :-)

Welcome to the Occupation

January 11th, 2012
7:22 pm

Think I spotted some of them ilks up by the cesspool …

Redneck Convert (R--and proud of it)

January 11th, 2012
7:24 pm

Well, we thought we shut that Warren woman up by refusing to confirm her for that consumer watchdog job. Turns out she’s went and snuck thru the window and is about to be a Senator. Can’t we hold a filibuster or something to keep her out?

All this fundraising goes to show how stupid Americans are. I mean, people can get crapped all over by a politican for years and be holding a grudge a long time, just waiting to vote him out of office. Then he spends a few million bucks on TV ads and the same people vote for him in droves. Stupid is as stupid votes, I guess. If Hitler had of been a American politican, he wouldn’t of needed to kill all those millions of people. He could of just run a few TV ads showing him as a nice family guy that loved everybody and the stupids in front of the TV would of elected him to whatever office he wanted. Of course it might of helped if he had a R after his name and about $10 million to help him win a job that pays $200,000.

Have a good night everybody, especially josef and all the people in Mississippi.

1811/0311

January 11th, 2012
7:25 pm

Recon:

Did you ever pee on a dead enemy soldier ?

I must admit I took a photo by one once.

Horrors of war I guess.

getalife

January 11th, 2012
7:25 pm

con ilk are are in the pee party.

getalife

January 11th, 2012
7:25 pm

One are.

Oops.

JamVet - My god man, protect the billionaires!

January 11th, 2012
7:25 pm

Well I suppose the Okies will let us Jayhawks and Mississippians in as honorary elite hicks, josef.

Although I may just stand in your academic shadow and try to get by!

In addition to writing more than 100 scholarly articles and six academic books, Warren has written several best-selling books, including All Your Worth: The Ultimate Lifetime Money Plan, coauthored with her daughter, Amelia Tyagi.

Warren and Tyagi also wrote The Two-Income Trap: Why Middle-Class Mothers and Fathers Are Going Broke. Warren and Tyagi point out that a fully employed worker today earns less inflation-adjusted income than a fully employed worker did 30 years ago. To increase their income, families have sent a second parent into the workforce. Although families spend less today on clothing, appliances, and other consumption, the costs of core expenses such as mortgages, health care, transportation, child care have increased dramatically. The result is that even with two-income earners, families are no longer able to save and have incurred greater and greater debt.

Recon 0311 2533

January 11th, 2012
7:27 pm

1811,

Nope we just stuck the Ace of Spades in their mouths.

Kamchak

January 11th, 2012
7:28 pm

Well….we certainly haven’t heard him running on “hope and change”…

Didn’t think you could.

But I’ll make it easy on you. You used the phrase, “Just about every time a President is running for re-election…” to Doggone/GA’s, “vote for me and everything will stay exactly the same?”” How about an instance of any incumbent president using that exact phrase.

That should be simple, right? I mean you did say, “Just about every time a President is running for re-election.”

Adam

January 11th, 2012
7:28 pm

But but but if she is really against capitalism she wouldn’t raise ANY money, otherwise she’s totally a hypocrite for running a campaign with anything more than $0!

Thought I would get that one out early, assuming no one else got to it first.

JamVet - My god man, protect the billionaires!

January 11th, 2012
7:29 pm

…the stupids in front of the TV…

Awesome.

I would imagine some of our regulars are watching Billy O’Loofah at this very moment…

Keep Up the Good Fight!

January 11th, 2012
7:33 pm

josef, well with Concord and Lexington, those in that “cesspool” did get a jump on a few others. Thankfully Paul Revere rode that horse with a gun in one hand and a lantern in the others to warn them Brits that they were getting into the shyte end of the pool. :D

But remember the “real cesspool” was the real Tea Party.

Erwin's cat

January 11th, 2012
7:33 pm

“Capitalism Sux” T-shirts…$25 ea…all sizes, all colors…mention “Adam” and get a 10% discount on 5 or more…

Finn McCool

January 11th, 2012
7:35 pm

Elizabeth is too real for FoxNews Republicans – they can’t fathom that kind of exemplary personality. We should see more of this running up to 2016.

First woman US President!
elizabeth Warren!!!!!!!

Doggone/GA

January 11th, 2012
7:35 pm

““Capitalism Sux” T-shirts”

My prediction: you’re going to lose your shirt on those. Don’t give up your day job.

josef

January 11th, 2012
7:36 pm

Good fight

They may have fired the first shot, or at least the one heard round the world, but where Deere those imperialist Brits brought to ignoble surrender? :-)

josef

January 11th, 2012
7:38 pm

Ouch iPad! Where were…Deere came a bit later down that way! :-)

Kamchak

January 11th, 2012
7:39 pm

“Capitalism Sux” T-shirts…

Cthulhu T- shirts.

1811/0311

January 11th, 2012
7:40 pm

Recon:

I know ……….. the card companies would send us whole card boxes of just the “Ace of Spades” …………………. :o

Erwin's cat

January 11th, 2012
7:42 pm

Doggone…betcha you’re wrong…i’m a tech geek but realize the value of marketing….i could print 100 shirts at $5 a shirt and sell 40 at $25…give the rest to charity (tax write-off)…

TaxPayer

January 11th, 2012
7:43 pm

1811/0311

January 11th, 2012
7:44 pm

Hey ………. Lizzie got the “Order of the Coif” once. So did Ann Coulter !!

josef

January 11th, 2012
7:44 pm

Cat…

Ever thought of writing math worksheets in Norcross… :-)

Keep Up the Good Fight!

January 11th, 2012
7:44 pm

josef….well it was NOT Yorktown in 1781. :D That was only one of Brit armies surrendering. Brit troops occupied the colonies (NYC, Savannah, Charleston, for example)> The Revolution ended in 1783 in France.

But we don’t want to be no stinkin Europeans. :D ;)

Doggone/GA

January 11th, 2012
7:45 pm

“i could print 100 shirts at $5 a shirt and sell 40 at $25…give the rest to charity (tax write-off)…”

A temporary, one-time low profit is not going to support you for the rest of your life. Don’t give up your day job.

Erwin's cat

January 11th, 2012
7:45 pm

josef – you slay me

td

January 11th, 2012
7:46 pm

Jay, Jay, Jay,

Taking your talking points from MSNBC again!!!! Warren is the only Democrat that even has a chance to replace a Republican because she is in the bluest of blue states. When are you going to do a blog about all the current Senate races and how the Republicans are looking real good to retake the Senate.

Steve - USA

January 11th, 2012
7:47 pm

Taxpayer,

You so missed the point it is laughable.

Dinner time!

quit being covetous....

January 11th, 2012
7:47 pm

Brown isn’t going to win in Mass. because that state supports liberals very well. Warren will win big, very big.

bman

January 11th, 2012
7:47 pm

Warren Buffett .. .. there’s something really odd about that man.

josef

January 11th, 2012
7:47 pm

Good fight..

Well, true that…!

1811/0311

January 11th, 2012
7:48 pm

TEHRAN, Iran — “Two assailants on a motorcycle attached a magnetic bomb to the car of an Iranian university professor working at a key nuclear facility, killing him and wounding two people on Wednesday, a semiofficial news agency reported.

The attack in Tehran bore a strong resemblance to earlier killings of scientists working on the Iranian nuclear program. It is certain to reinforce authorities’ claims of widening clandestine operations by Western powers and allies to try to cripple nuclear advancements.”

Can anyone say “MOSSAD” ?

Erwin's cat

January 11th, 2012
7:49 pm

Doggone…you set your own ceilings don’tcha?

Kamchak

January 11th, 2012
7:50 pm

When are you going to do a blog about…

When are you going to blogspot.com to start your own blog to whinge about your poutrage du jour?

JamVet - My god man, protect the billionaires!

January 11th, 2012
7:50 pm

Ann Coulter is the polar opposite of Elizabeth Warren.

The Republican shrew is a no class bigot who probably can’t even balance her checkbook…

td

January 11th, 2012
7:51 pm

1811/0311

January 11th, 2012
7:48 pm

“Can anyone say “MOSSAD” ?”

Absolutely.

quit being covetous....

January 11th, 2012
7:51 pm

notice Warren Buffet only challenge republicans on that little tax matter. I bet he’d raise a big stink if Congress ever came up with Net worth tax that had to be paid on top of what you’ve paid in income taxes for those who’s net worth is over 100 millions dollars or more, or if they’d decide to raise the capital gains tax to 50% or more…

Keep Up the Good Fight!

January 11th, 2012
7:52 pm

Scout, you seem to be rather quiet about whether you support enemy combatants peeing on the dead bodies of US solidiers. That’s okay with you? What acts would cross the line? Defecation? Mutilation? Sexual activity? All these are okay to do to the bodies of US soldiers?

F. Sinkwich

January 11th, 2012
7:52 pm

“In addition to writing more than 100 scholarly articles and six academic books, Warren has written several best-selling books, including All Your Worth: The Ultimate Lifetime Money Plan, coauthored with her daughter, Amelia Tyagi.”

You got anything where she’s actually contributed to society, AmVet?

Just another Harvard professor who thinks she is better than those who are not.

But AmVet gets a woody.

Go figure.

Doggone/GA

January 11th, 2012
7:54 pm

“Doggone…you set your own ceilings don’tcha?”

How many requests for those T-shirts have you gotten here?

Keep Up the Good Fight!

January 11th, 2012
7:56 pm

Just another Harvard professor who thinks she is better than those who are not.

job envy or education envy?

TaxPayer

January 11th, 2012
7:57 pm

You so missed the point it is laughable.

Dinner time!

So you claim that the real point was that it was your dinnertime. I’m laughing at you, Steve, not with you. :lol:

Kamchak

January 11th, 2012
7:59 pm

job envy or education envy?

Wood envy?

They make little blue pills for that, wichy-poo.

Just suggestin’.

Lubie

January 11th, 2012
8:00 pm

Elizabeth Warren with lots of fat cat wall street money through the Democratic Senat Campaign funds is a world class hypocrite. I suppose that means that she fits right in.

JamVet - My god man, protect the billionaires!

January 11th, 2012
8:03 pm

Spartanburg, South Carolina (CNN) – One day after declaring he would not delve into personal attacks, Newt Gingrich kicked the Mitt Romney family dog into the campaign’s discourse Wednesday.

Tuesday Gingrich has said he intended to focus entirely on the records of the two candidates.

“Well we’re doing everything we can to draw a sharp and clear contrast with Gov. Romney on the record. We’re not getting into personal stuff,” Gingrich told reporters Tuesday in Bedford, New Hampshire.

Rhetorical question, who has the bigger veracity problem, Newt or Herman? (I know, technically it’s Newt , now that Herman is in suspended animation.)

Either way, talk about two huge embarrassments for the Peach State…

TaxPayer

January 11th, 2012
8:03 pm

notice Warren Buffet only challenge republicans on that little tax matter. I bet he’d raise a big stink if Congress ever came up with Net worth tax that had to be paid on top of what you’ve paid in income taxes for those who’s net worth is over 100 millions dollars or more, or if they’d decide to raise the capital gains tax to 50% or more…

Perhaps Buffett directed his challenge at the party of tools that challenged him to begin with. Just a thought. Now it’s time for the Tool Time crowd to put up or shut up, as Buffett could have put it. I’m thinkin’ that Mitch and his Republican colleagues don’t have the guts to take up Buffett. After all, Republicans are known to be all talk. :lol:

Erwin's cat

January 11th, 2012
8:05 pm

Doggone – 0 as in Zero….what’s your point?..I never said “here” is my market…..
I guess I have to explain how this works…..I open a store (likely online) to sale T’s w/ clever sayings…I’ll consult with Adam..and make a few $k on the side and over time I expand my portfolio and my revenue and OI…all of a sudden, I am Amazon ..

TaxPayer

January 11th, 2012
8:09 pm

As BuzzFeed noted on Wednesday, Limbaugh is not exactly a neutral observer when it comes to Bain. The company happens to own Clear Channel, the radio giant that pays Limbaugh’s salary.

It was so cool. It was a sight to see. The CEO of Bain wiggled his fingers on his left hand and ole Limbaugh’s lips started instantly flapping. :lol:

Doggone/GA

January 11th, 2012
8:09 pm

“Doggone – 0 as in Zero….what’s your point”

Don’t give up your day job.

josef

January 11th, 2012
8:10 pm

CAT

I slay you, eh? Sssshhhh…I can’t respond to that..don’t want to be put in moderation! :-)
***********
YOW! Hadn’t heard about this…no need to bomb the facilities…I don’t think I’d want to be an Iranian nuclear physicist these days…

http://news.yahoo.com/blast-kills-iran-nuclear-expert-amid-covert-war-191131426.html

Adam

January 11th, 2012
8:10 pm

I am not even close to the best person to come to for “clever sayings” Erwin, as much as I would like to think that highly of myself.

If you want to sell T shirts, go for it. It’s the entrepeneurial spirit!

Recon 0311 2533

January 11th, 2012
8:11 pm

“That’s okay with you? What acts would cross the line? Defecation? Mutilation? Sexual activity? All these are okay to do to the bodies of US soldiers?”

You should research the Apache circa Vietnam. then you can compare that little Eurasian bitch and her forms of torture with what we did. After which you may learn something or you can crawl back into your left wing hole and pathetically try to rewrite history about that war.

JamVet - My god man, protect the billionaires!

January 11th, 2012
8:11 pm

…notice Warren Buffet only challenge republicans on that little tax matter.

Yep, the stooges talk the talk but when it comes time to walk the walk, the Oracle of Omaha punked them.

Hysterical.

And he even offered to go three to one for every dollar that little pig McConnell coughed up.

I bet he’d raise a big stink…

If you are not just being rhetorical, then just like that little troll from Kentucky, you would be a Nebraska bookie’s wet dream come true…

Adam

January 11th, 2012
8:13 pm

JamVet: I plan to read “Pity the Billionaire”